jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Cocoa, rum and spices. Very boozy. Super long finish. ansalon (3844) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Bishops Arms Vasagatan. Pours black with no head. Aromas of muscovado sugar, leather, rum, raisins, dates, marinated plums. Taste is muscovado sugar, raisins, rum, dates, plums. Mouthfeel is oily, sticky with almost no carbonation. Fantastic! ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from 2011 shared with BBGTC. Pours a menacing black producing a small, very dark tanned head. Aroma is marvellous.. Rich roasted malts, hints of coffee, allspice and chocolate. Faint liquorice notes as well. Taste is well balanced, roasty and semi sweet dark fruits /malts. Some bitter coffee / burnt grains. Some soy-sauce sourness, leather and slightly oxidized notes. Body is full, thick and oily texture and soft co2 levels. Awesome. 48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2011 bomber - super thick black pour with a thin head and not a lick of retention. Nose is heavy coffee, roast, and some chocolate. Taste follows the nose with some molasses and light sweetness. Booze has mellowed out some. Thick and oily on the palate. Good stuff. kraddel (8110) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
At BBF 2014 .
Pours black, no real head . Smell is bourbon / wood . Taste is bit bitter , very chocolaty . Bit too heavy for it low carbonation, giving this the mouthfeel of flat , thick juice ( not something I like in beer ) but the other aspects are very nice
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor Erotic Affairs. Pours pitch black with a sticky, khaki head. Big aroma of raisins, spices, cinnamon, vanilla, butterscotch, brown sugar. Jingoes Moses. Flavours are similar, parading a lot more salted chocolate, rum spiciness with a touch of espresso on the finish. Super velvety body, oily on the palate. Twist my tit and call me Barry, fucking good! maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a fucking dark tan head. Nose has so much going for it - vanilla, dry cocoa, molasses, stewed dark fruits, brown sugar, spice and it’s very brandy forward stuff. Despite the overwhelming notes, everything is in perfect unison. The spice and apple brandy mingle unbelievably well. Taste is a balanced rollercoaster of flavours beginning with heavy raisin sweetness before dry cocoa nibs and vanilla come into play. The rum spiciness really rounds it off and adds something special to the finish. Sweet without being too viscous or oily. The finish just keeps changing and growing. It has a light astringent bitterness which melds with the vanilla pod-like sweetness and just stays and stays. The rum spice just keeps growing and it goes with this beer insanely well. Lacks a touch of creaminess on the body is probably my only qualm. The mild warmth you get from this is damn pleasing though. Absolutely incredible HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Sweet, rum-soaked, kinda like chocolate ice cream and rum raisin ice cream were blended together. Pretty good flavors but not incredibly tasty and really tough to drink. Basically, an imperial stout that is very solid but nevertheless far from the pinnacle. jandd1983 (4318) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was slightly boozy, with rum, brown sugar and some spices. The taste was of rum, brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon. Awesome. GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of rum, caramel, chocolate. Tastes of rum, dark fruit, spices, cookies, chocolate. Full body with a dry finish. Very enjoyable.